Thursday, October 24, 2013

Gloucester County, the Battle of the Hook, and Local Government

Open Letter to the Citizens of Gloucester County Virginia

The Battle of the Hook reenactment that took place last weekend was a very good event put on by the county and it shows the effort that went into making this event happen. Thanks to everyone.

With that said now to the focus of this letter.  Ms. Theberge was overhead during the Saturday evening reenactment saying she did not understand what the people on the field were doing.  She repeated this several times.

The Virginia Constitution was written for us to limit the government intrusion into our lives.  Have you ever read the Constitution of the United States?  How about the Constitution of Virginia?

With Ms Theberge not being a student of war or the American Revolution that makes sense that she did not understand that the artillery was there to protect the attacking troops and would not go forward during the final push on the redoubt.  However, I believe the County officials do not understand what the war was fought to accomplish.  The County officials, acting like the ruling elite from the 1700s, do not listen to the citizens of the county and do what they want and raising taxes to pay for their wants.  Passing ordinances that are not in accordance with Virginia Code. Building swamp schools rather than repairing functional buildings.  If you visited the Battle of the Hook you would have seen Ms Theberge in her Royal Chariot going around the grounds looking down her nose at us common people on Saturday.  The Royal Guard was there in their full battle armor intimidating the people there enjoying the events going on around them.

Our elected county officials need to represent all of the people not just a few that are their friends.  We need to let the Board of supervisors know that if they are not going to represent all of the people they will be replaced.

I am not a lawyer and cannot give legal advice.  Our founding fathers used common sense and Christian scripture when establishing our founding documents. 

“For the Common Good. “

Alexander James Jay

P.S. "No people will tamely surrender their Liberties, nor can any be easily subdued, when knowledge is diffused and Virtue is preserved On the Contrary, when People are universally ignorant, and debauched in their Manners, they will sink under their own weight without the Aid of foreign Invaders."--Samuel Adams, letter to James Warren, 1775
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